Re: "either case" vs. "both cases" ?

Subject: Re: "either case" vs. "both cases" ?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 09:50:58 -0800

Your uncertainty could reflect a deeper problem. Are you sure "case"
is the best word?

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
>> Are you describing two cases or writing a procedure in which the user
>
> much choose one of two possible paths?
>
>> "In both cases, X happens."
>> "In either case, do X."
>
>
> I'm describing two cases: "In both cases, X happens." And the consensus (my
> feeling, plus on-list and off-list replies) seems to be to go with "both" to
> reduce any possibility of confusion.
>
> -Monique


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Re: "either case" vs. "both cases" ?: From: Robert Lauriston
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